Lisa Rinna Is Joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The former Melrose Place star, who once said she would never join the Bravo reality franchise, will make her debut in the fifth season, sources confirm to E! News

By Tierney Bricker Jul 15, 2014 1:13 AMTags
RHOBH, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, Yolanda Foster, Brandi Glanville, Lisa RinnaRodolfo Martinez/Bravo, Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Beverly Hills, meet your new Housewife!

Lisa Rinna is set to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, multiple sources confirm to E! News. Set to premiere in the fall, Lisa VanderpumpBrandi GlanvilleKyle RichardsKim Richards and Yolanda Foster have all signed on to return for a fifth season.

The former Melrose Place star will fill one of the voids left by the exits of Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia, who were fired after just one season on the Bravo reality hit. 

Funny enough, Rinna, who is married to former L.A. Law star  Harry Hamlin, ardently shot down rumors that she would ever join the franchise in May 2013.

"Basically that was never gonna happen," the former Celebrity Apprentice star told E! News. She later tweeted, "For the record, no. I am not going to be a housewife. Keep calm and carry on."

Looks like she had a change of heart!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently reunited the old cast, with original Housewives Camille GrammerAdrienne Maloof and Taylor Armstrong all spotted filming with the series' current stars. And former frenemies Adrienne and Brandi were even spotted hugging!

"At the end of the day, neither one of them wanted to keep fighting," a source told E! News. 

—Reporting by Beth Sobol

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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